Veronica stelleri


Jahrb. Gewächsk. 1(3): 40. 1820.

Common names: Steller's speedwell
Synonyms: Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens Hultén V. wormskjoldii var. stelleri (Link) S. L. Welsh
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 310. Mentioned on page 307, 311.

Perennials. Stems erect to ascending, unbranched, (5–)10–20(–25) cm, eglandular-hairy. Leaves: blade ovate, 15–30 × 10–20 mm, base rounded, margins dentate or serrate, apex subacute to subobtuse, surfaces eglandular-hairy. Racemes 1, terminal, 10–60 mm, to 100 mm in fruit, 5–15-flowered, axis hairy; bracts lanceolate, 2–5 mm. Pedicels erect, 2–11 mm, equal to longer than subtending bract, crisp-hairy. Flowers: calyx lobes 4–5 mm, eglandular-ciliate, apex acuminate, glabrous or sparsely hairy; corolla pale blue or violet, rotate, 8–10 mm diam.; stamens 7 mm; style 3–6 mm. Capsules compressed in cross section, oblong, 5–6(–8) × 3–4.5 mm, longer than wide, apex ± emarginate, glabrous proximally, hairy distally. Seeds number unknown, brown, ovoid, flat, 1–1.5 × 0.7–1.2 mm, thickness and texture unknown. 2n = 18 (Japan, Russia).

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry to moderately moist slopes, meadows in alpine regions, moraines.
Elevation: 0–1800 m.


Alaska, Asia (Japan, Korea, Russia).


Veronica stelleri may be difficult to differentiate from 4b. V. wormskjoldii subsp. nutans where sympatric.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Dirk C. Albach +
Steller's speedwell +
Alaska +, Asia (Japan +, Korea +  and Russia). +
0–1800 m. +
Dry to moderately moist slopes, meadows in alpine regions, moraines. +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
Jahrb. Gewächsk. +
Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens +  and V. wormskjoldii var. stelleri +
Veronica stelleri +
Veronica +
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